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Old 10-23-2010, 14:08   #1
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Good use for Steel Cases

I don't use the Russian steel case ammo but I did find a use for the empties. I make Master Trim Cases out of them, by dirlling out the Berdan primers and sizeing them as a master blank, that way when I trim my brass cases I use them in setting up my trimmer without messing up my good brass, also I use a steel case with primer in place to use as a Powder checker several times to see if my powder dispenser is dropping the right charge on my progressive loader before I begin loading in earnest. I have them for 223, 308, 45ACP, 9mm, 40 S&W, and 38 SPL.
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Old 10-27-2010, 22:01   #2
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Originally Posted by Amrhein View Post
... also I use a steel case with primer in place to use as a Powder checker several times to see if my powder dispenser is dropping the right charge on my progressive loader before I begin loading in earnest.
That is a good idea...
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great idea..
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I use my scales to check my powder weight !
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Originally Posted by AABEAR View Post
I use my scales to check my powder weight !
I am sure that he does too, he just uses the steel case to catch the powder in before he weighs it.
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Guy on another forum reloads the steel cases. But I'm not going to try it.
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Old 12-27-2011, 18:06   #7
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I use a once fired Russian steel case 9 x 18 Mak. case as a gauge to set up my Lyman power trimmer for trimming converted 9mm cases to proper length for my Mak.

On a side note the Wolf & Tula 45 ACP steel case ammo is boxer primed and can be reloaded multiple time. It's left lying on the ground for free so why not use it.
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